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Labour flows in Belgium

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  • Pierrette Heuse

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    (National Bank of Belgium, Research Department)

  • Yves Saks

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    (National Bank of Belgium, Research Department)

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    The paper describes job flows in Belgium using micro data at the firm level collected through the annual social balance sheets that companies have to file with the National Bank of Belgium. The coverage of the study is very broad: all industries and commercial services are included. We contribute to the previous literature by studying a long period from 1998 to 2006, covering both upturns and downturns in the Belgian economy. Furthermore, data from the social balance sheets make it possible to take into account the heterogeneity of the workforce, on top of the eterogeneity of firms themselves: job flows are broken down by socio-professional status and type of employment contract

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    Paper provided by National Bank of Belgium in its series Working Paper Research with number 162.

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    Length: 42 pages
    Date of creation: Apr 2009
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    Handle: RePEc:nbb:reswpp:200904-14

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    Keywords: Job flows; business cycle; heterogeneity;

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